Sunday 23 November 2014

Popcorn Chicken | Crispy Chicken Fry Using Oats | Homemade Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Chicken recipes have always been my favorite, specially the starters and fried ones. Chicken nuggetsChicken 65, KFC popcorn chicken always top my favorite list. (I do have a longer favorite list :P) I know that its not a healthy habit to munch on them very often, so I make it a point to try them at home and enjoy. One of the most repeated finger food dish among my favorites remain the popcorn chicken and that's the recipe I'm gonna share here today. I have not cracked the original KFC recipe, but I have tried to provide a similar tasty and crispy popcorn chicken recipe that will definitely be a palatable hit in your homes. It is a kind of recipe that doesn't steal much of your time, you need just minutes to prepare these. I've used oats here and so the fry is super crunchy and stays so for a very long time, you can use oats or corn flakes or just batter-fry them.  Kids will go gaga over these (obviously) and so will grown ups. Making it at home benefits you economically and health-wise, you do not have to worry about what went into the making, you can pick quality meat and ingredients to make this dish and munch on happily.Make it desi style by adding chat masala if you like, it does provide the dish a distinct flavor and aroma, or you can use Italian seasonings to get flavors similar to the KFC version. Both ways it tastes awesome, pick your choice of flavors and enjoy.  Serve plain or with ketchup. 


Serves 2 Chicken lovers
Total Preparation Time - 15 to 20 minutes
  1. Chicken - 200 grams  (Boneless)
  2. Oats - 1 cup (rolled oats) 
  3. All purpose flour/Maida - 4 spoons 
  4. Corn flour - 4 spoons (you can replace it with maida) 
  5. Beaten egg - 2 tablespoons (beat an egg well and use 2 tablespoons from it)
  6. Garlic pod - 1 (crushed) 
  7. Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (optional)
  8. Pepper powder - 1/2 tablespoon 
  9. Chat Masala - 2 pinches (or) Italian Seasonings - 1/2 teaspoon 
  10. Salt - As per taste 
  11. Oil - For frying 


  • Wash and chop chicken into smaller pieces.
  • To a bowl add the following and make a thick batter; All purpose flour, corn flour, beaten egg, crushed garlic pod, pepper powder, red chilli powder, chat masala (or) Italian seasonings, salt and little water. See that the batter is not runny.
  • Then add the chicken pieces to this batter and coat them well. (You can stop with this step and deep fry the batter coated pieces. Or proceed to the next step) 
  • Then pick out the pieces and roll them in oats. Press gently so that the oats get stuck to the pieces well. If not it will disintegrate into oil. 
  • Now place a pan on flame and pour sufficient oil into it, you can either deep fry them or shallow fry them. 
  • After the oil heats up gently slide the chicken pieces into oil and fry until they turn golden brown.
  • Serve with sauce or plain.

TIP 1: There's no need for any marination here, just deep fry it after coating. It will taste good. But if you want very tender meat pieces then marinate the pieces in buttermilk and place in refrigerator overnight. Next day wash and use them.

TIP 2: Add a pinch of garlic powder and onion powder instead of crushed garlic to get even more better flavors.


  1. Oh My God this so crispy n yummy ... Can't resist to Taste it

  2. This crispy crunchy snack has become very famous in India..specially the cafes in the cinema theatres..
    It is really enjoyable munching these during the movie.

  3. this is awesome.
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  4. I love crispy and I love KFC too, thangai.
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  5. Thanks Divya for leading me to your space...happy to be your follower/friend :)
    crispy fried chicken looks so yummy n tempting...bookmarked!!
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  6. wow!an excellent tast crispy snack!!!!!!this must have been polished real quick.

  7. Great recipe.. I have tried it somedays bk with Corn flakes instead of Oats.. This is also good idea..

  8. lovely n crispy chicken...........yummy

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  9. Both ways looks delicious n mouthwatering,perfect tea time snack!!

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  10. Wish to grab and have some rite now,addictive popcorn chicken.

  11. Hi Divya, Thanks for stopping by my space & following me. Glad to follow you too.

    You have some real great recipes!! The crispy crunchy chicken looks really tempting!!!

  12. Wow, I liked the version -1 popcorn chicken, so soft and looks perfect...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  13. Superb chicken popcorn dear. Looks so crispy n delicious.

  14. Thanks for dropping by and leaving the lovely comment...U have a mouthwatering collection of tempting dishes....This popcorn chicken recipe sounds so easy and dainty....Loved to follow u too....

  15. Yummy , Looks delicious

  16. Hey nice one dear.....instead of oats i use corn flakes....i think oats is better....good idea

  17. Super snack. it is on my list too..

  18. Woow......mouthwatering.......ummmmmm...yummy...👌👌👌

  19. Woow......mouthwatering.......ummmmmm...yummy...👌👌👌


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